Rama Devi Choudhury


Rama Devi Choudhury born Satyabhamapur, Cuttack, India December 3, 1899 (d. 1985). Gandhian leader; mother of activist Annapurna Maharana. Arrested on three occasions during independence movement, 1921, 1936, 1942; participated in Salt Movement; organized Gandhi's visit to the state of Orissa; walked 2400 miles with Vinoba Bhave's Bhoodan in Orissa. Organized relief for refugees from Bangladesh violence; helped in famine relief efforts, Koraput, 1951.